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Church Lane, Wintringham, North Yorkshire, YO17 8HU
Look upon the historic 18th & 19th century monuments in the churchyard. This church is full of interesting furnishings including Jacobean bench pews, medieval carvings and stained glass. Look carefully and you might also find green men, mythical beasts and sword markings.
Directions: 11 miles east of Malton, off the A64. Nearest railway station: Malton (6.1 miles). Bus route numbers 187/199R/222R/239R.
Howsham Mill, Howsham, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7PJ
Built in 1755, Howsham Mill is a uniquely Gothic watermill with an intriguing history. The Renewable Heritage Trust (RHT) was formed in 2003 to save this magnificent building from ruin, bringing it to life as an environmental and education centre. Come and enjoy our peaceful setting, marvel at our Archimedes Screw turbine and waterwheel, and find out how we are generating renewable energy from the River Derwent. We are located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, noted for its wildlife including otters and kingfisher. Wildlife walks around the island, tours of the mill.
Access Information: Footpath to mill may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchair accessible toilet, but does not have grab bars.
Directions: Howsham Mill is located 9 miles north-east of York, off the A64 towards Malton. Exit the A64 signposted to Howsham. Continue through Barton-Le-Willows, the Mill is located 2.5 miles from the A64. On the approach to Howsham village, the road crosses a large stone bridge at the River Derwent, parking for the Mill is located by the bridge. Continue on foot: The footpath leads from the car park under the bridge and along the riverside path to access the Mill island. Post code for sat nav: YO60 7PJ
Minster Yard , York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL
Discover Treasurer's House and find out about the fascinating Frank Green as we throw open our doors free to all as part of Heritage Open Day. Free Children's trail available and a special meal deal in our tearoom. Try and tie a bow tie just like Frank Green used to wear or dress up in the other costumes available. Follow the trail and solve the clues on our free family trail.
Access Information: Ramp access to reception and some ground floor rooms. Garden is wheelchair accessible. No parking on site, nearest parking is Lord Mayors walk.
Directions: Find us just behind York Minster. No parking available on site.
70 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF
An unmissable medieval gem of a church in a secluded part of York in sight of the Minster. ReStage, in association with the Churches Conservation Trust, presents a new way to explore the history of this fascinating church tucked away in an oasis of calm behind the busy city streets. A collection of some newly discovered archive pictures of Holy Trinity highlighting the development of this historic building through the last two centuries. Drawings, photographs and postcards being this history to life. New views of Holy Trinity Church from the floor to the tower… and beyond. Now and Then is an eight part photographic display of some newly discovered images of Holy Trinity Church. These images, which range from a Victorian sketch to an early aerial photograph, show some now lost aspects of the church’s architectural and social development. These enlarged images are placed about the church in such a way that the viewer is able to compare the past with the present.
Access Information: Ramp into church.
Directions: In York city centre, off Goodramgate; King's Square and Shambles 200 yards. Nearest railway station: York (0.5 mile). Bus route number 14A.
Station Road, Upper Poppleton, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 6QA
The Poppleton Community Railway Nursery (P.C.R.N) - now a registered charity - was set up to restore the former railway nursery at Poppleton station for working use: the buildings, greenhouses and narrow gauge railway. The nursery is a souvenir of the days when the railways were self sufficient and it contains several historic buildings, still connected by its own small railway system. Visit the greenhouses, plant sales and enjoy refreshments.
Access Information: Limited access and facilities.
Additional Information: Poppleton Community Railway Nursery has a partnership with health agencies in the York area, which has long found horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. For these volunteers the benefits of working at the nursery include improvements in confidence and self-esteem, social development through working alongside a range of different people and the opportunity to make new friends and build new relationships. It also helps them to learn about aspects of growing plants, simple DIY skills and could help to enhance their future career prospects
Directions: We are adjacent to Poppleton Railway Station, on the York to Harrogate line. Our site entrance is off the station car park.
67 Temple Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3RS
Pioneering owners of some of the UK’s most eco-friendly SuperHomes are hosting free Open Days this September. SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and fewer carbon emissions - at least 60% less! Visitors can expect to come away with plenty of ideas for greening their own properties, including home improvements likely to be eligible for future Green Deal finance. This 1930s two-storey semi-detached house was refurbished by the Joseph Rowntree Trust. A 66% carbon saving was achieved by measures such as external wall, floor and roof insulation, a new boiler and whole house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Visitors say, "It was a very useful visit. The house owner could add how things had affected her e.g. she needs 1/3 less medication for her breathing condition. A great result for her and cost effective for the NHS!"
Booking Details: To pre-book a place on a tour, visit the SuperHomes website Go to: http://www.superhomes.org.uk/100
Additional Information: Max 6 people per tour/event.
Directions: The house is close to Hull Road Park not far from the University.
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8NQ
'Living History & People from the Past': a display of photos, books and written memories about the local area as well as the building. On Saturday afternoon the 'Living History Group' will host an open discussion of memories about the local area. Please come along if you have any memories to share. On Sunday afternoon there will be a talk - “Foxes and Leaches and other creatures which haunt the Chapel”. Unitarian historian Andrew Hill talks about several 'People from the Past' connected with the Chapel. Families are welcome, there will be some items to interest children of all ages.
Access Information: The main chapel, grounds and vestry are accessible with the aid of ramps. The chapel balcony can only be accessed by a steep staircase and there is a room above the vestry only accessed up a flight of stairs.
Additional Information: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel is the oldest surviving Nonconformist Chapel in York built in 1692. It is also thought to be the earliest span roof brick building in York. Information about people associated with the chapel, who have memorials on the chapel walls, will be given in the Sunday afternoon talk. History of the building will be on display. Refreshments will be available at all times.
Directions: St. Saviourgate is close to the City Centre, off Colliergate and Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate. The Chapel is in a secluded setting behind railings towards the far end of St. Saviourgate, close to the junction with Spen Lane.
St John's Road, Throapham, Laughton en le Monthen, Dinnington, South Yorkshire
The church is Saxon/Norman in origin with additions in 1200's, 1400's and early 1700's, with important monuments and memorials. The event will be the church's harvest festival with heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables,
Directions: Church open sign outside the gate.